Tonight’s full moon is in Capricorn, making this a great time to focus on rituals that advance careers and planning for the year ahead.
This is what I have in my Strawberry Moon bath:
- 2 cups Epsom salts: A common bath addition, Epsom salt helps relieve stress and promote relaxation. Epsom salt is not the same as table salt. It is actually magnesium sulfate and is only a “salt” in the technical chemical compound type of way. It is used in a lot of folk remedies to help ease arthritis pain and swelling, help heal bruises and sprains, combat sore muscles, and help with insomnia.
- 4 lemons: Lemons resonate with the energy of the moon. They are used to purify and cleanse, and can help keep the evil eye at bay. I like to use them to clear negative energies that I have been carrying around with me.
- 2 grapefruits: Also good to cleanse and purify. And they smell delicious 🙂
- 1 bunch of basil: Basil can be used to attract money and success. I want to manifest success with the novel I am in progress writing. I’m also hoping I can start determining if a career change would make me happier, and if so, what that would be.
- A handful of strawberries: Strawberries are generally seen as harbingers of fertility and abundance. Her seeds amplify this message of dedication. I added strawberries to honor the strawberry moon and to encourage and multiply the success benefits of the basil.
- 3 cup oat milk: Oats are also associated with prosperity and abundance, and they are great for your skin! Oats can be a pain to clean out of a bath, so I used oat milk instead.
- Pink rose petals to help me appreciate myself
- Yellow rose petals to bring joy into my life
- Orange rose petals to foster enthusiasm and desire
Before I get in my bath, I like to smudge my space. I light candles and play some music and set a timer for 20 minutes. I get really antsy soaking in the tub, so I like to time myself to make sure I soak up the full benefits of the ingredients.
- Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs